frugal friday!

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Registered: 05-19-2009
frugal friday!
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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 9:44am

What is the single most frugal thing that you do???

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Registered: 10-25-2007
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 11:51am
Hmmm, I do many frugal things. The one that people give me strange looks for is when I tell them that I wash and reuse sandwich bags :)


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Registered: 05-19-2009
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:38pm
LOL my Mom does that too! I haven't gotten that far yet.

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Registered: 12-30-2007
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 2:11pm
I don't know if this counts but if i get lunchmeat in those tubs, those become storage devices. I also save tons of stuff for art projects (a zillion toilet paper and paper towel rolls, empty egg cartons, pringles cans, etc) Now to use that stuff...

And now that i think of it, the most frugal i tend to be right now is in homeschooling--with our minimal budget, we've managed to do a whole year of school without spending a lot.


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Registered: 12-30-2007
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 2:16pm
And look at naughty me not posting the single most thing...i am such a bad reader/rule follower sometimes :p


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Registered: 05-19-2009
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 4:57pm
LOL, I'm just interested in getting us talking more and learning other ppl's techniques!

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Registered: 10-25-2007
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 7:12pm
I save tp and paper towel rolls for crafts too. I'm drawing a blank on other frugal tips. I think Julia's bad behavior today has messed with my head.


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Registered: 04-18-2001
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 8:42pm
My mum did that. I'm too lazy. ;)

I do try to recycle as much as I can, though. :)

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Registered: 04-18-2001
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 8:57pm
Narrowing down to one is hard, so I'll just list some things. ;)

I recycle as much as possible because we pay for garbage by the bag... Get most of my ebooks free or discounted... Use the library a lot... Try to do meal planning and stock up on groceries to save money...

Will come back if I think of more ideas!

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 9:29pm

I hang most of my clothes on a drying rack to save from using the dryer so much. I clean with vinegar, tea tree oil and baking soda.


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Registered: 09-21-2009
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 10:39pm

Hmm here's a few:

Cloth diaper (although we do cheat a bit an use 'sposies at night but one diaper a day saves us TONS. We buy diapers, maybe, every three months)

Make my own baby food (she transitioned to table food SUPER easy and never really liked the bland taste of babyfood. . . double score!)

We buy most of our meat and some of our groceries here www.thetreasurebox.org Since we are a smaller family, the meat lasts us at least a month in the freezer so I usually don't buy meat at the store.

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